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This site-specific exhibition was shown inside the chapel of the Brompton Cemetery in 2001.The shapes on the walls were inspired by the headstones outside. At the time I was experimenting with how very slight differences in line, of only a couple of millimetres, could change the look of a curve or shape significantly. The shapes are cut from aluminium and painted with pigment and graphite
These ‘drawings’ of Victorian headstones were originally commissioned to remember absent graves in West Norwood Cemetery before transferring to the Churchyard at Croft Castle. In West Norwood, as part of site=specific exhibition, Curious, these metal ‘drawings’ in painted steel, traced the outlines of headstones on land previously cleared by the Council. They represent those buried in the cemetery but whose grave is no longer marked. By day their strong colour and simple abstract forms will be
The removal of headstones by Lambeth Council in the 1970s. It is customary to rent headstone space for a number of year, after which headstones are removed and often piled up against church buildings. In the case of West Norwood Cemetery an area was cleared in the 1970s to provide space for new burials.